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Kindle Countdown Deal Oct 8-15

Cover for The Last of the AgelessHello everyone! I’ve got a lot of great news to share today. First, The Last of the Ageless is a Kindle Countdown Deal from October 8th through 15th.

One of my readers compared The Last of the Ageless to Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. I’ve never been so flattered!

Now $0.99 in the US
and £0.99 in the UK

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Limited time only!
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Reading at Buckhannon-Upshur High School (My First Author Appearance!)

Last Tuesday, I had my first ever appearance as an author! It was terrifying and exhilarating.

Homecoming

I graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 2003, so this event was a homecoming of sorts for me. I’d only been back once or twice post-graduation to pick up my siblings, but I knew to expect the odd mixture of familiarity and strangeness. So many things had changed, and yet so many remained the same.

Welcome Home Ms Traci Loudin - When All Is Lost posterA few of the same: My former sophomore English teacher, Miss Cupp, brought some of her students in to hear me speak. And my former creative writing teacher, Ms. Ramsey Boyce, also brought her students in. Before the event, Ms. Ramsey Boyce had contacted me to tell me that she was reading my book and that so much of it seemed familiar. So although I have no doubt I’ve grown as a writer over the years, my voice is apparently much the same!

I was greeted by this wonderful hand-painted poster based on the cover for When All Is Lost. It’s a very close representation of it! I’m amazed at the level of detail, and extremely flattered that Ms. Wager, the art teacher, would take the time to create something like this for me. It now resides in my office so I can see it while I write.
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Charting the Ageless

Cover for The Last of the AgelessIn many ways, the story of how The Last of the Ageless came about is the story of my writing career. While I’ve written many other stories and novels, nothing has haunted me the way this novel has.

Younger Years

I wrote a story I called “Future Generation” at age 15. By the end of the year, I’d finished Chapter 14. In the original story, the main character’s father had been killed by the aliens, one of the few sources of conflict.

The story began thusly: “The young Mutant Dernex sat cross-legged in front of his newly made fire near the apparently nonnegotiable canyon.”
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